Monday, November 24, 2008

My World Tuesday #6

One of the things I miss about not working in downtown L.A. any more is the flower mart. Whenever it was someone's birthday at work I used to go down to the flower mart before work and for $20 or less I could buy enough flowers to fill two vases and have a couple on my own desk. I went this morning. :-)


If you notice in the picture below the green signs hanging from the ceiling. Each sign is a different flower vendor and they go back as far as you can see in the picture and beyond.


These are just a few of the close-up shots I took:



It was so difficult trying to figure out which flowers I wanted to buy but I finally decided on these (the ones below), plus and bunch of purple carnations. I filled two vases at home and all for the decent price of $14.00.


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30 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Wow, I love this place. Glad you took me for shopping today.

We used to have something similar, tho' on a smaller scale and much much costly than yours, but the place closed when the whole block got renovated. I don't know where it moved.

Happy Thanksgiving.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

ahh the memories you bring back to me of life in southern california. believe it or not life as i knew it for some forty years has ceased to exisit here in country mouse village. i so miss having the choices available, the good food, the multitude of every thing. alas...the price one pays for life sans rush hour traffic and millions of people...

have a great week.

Mary said...

How wonderful! I wish I lived near something like that....I'd have fresh flowers every day.

Müge said...

Wonderful flowers! What a big flower market! You made a very beautiful choice of flowers for yourself! Have a joyful day! Ciao! :-)

fishing guy said...

T: What a neat look at a neat place to get flower photos.

Guy D said...

Excellent pics once again. Those colors would brighten anyone's day.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

kbguy said...

Very nice and interesting post. Have a Happyy and wonderful day with My World today! Mine is at http://justmeNus.blogspot.com

Darla said...

Beautiful flowers and the ones you chose, perfect! Okay, so that flower shop or whatever you call it, I know I have seen those on T.V. shows, right?

babooshka said...

Reminds me of the lower market in Nice France. Always such a wonderful aroma.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful and a great price for those blooms.

June said...

Wow, that's some eye candy...I'd love to walk through with a camera! Amazing actually, to see such volume and variety.

Wren said...

beautiful and almost overwhelming. If I lived or worked nearby I'd find it hard to resist.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful flowers! It would be nice to lice near a place like that!

magiceye said...

wow! beautiful world indeed!

Connie said...

I would not know which flowers to pick because there are so many. Nice pictures.

Carletta said...

Oh my gosh - what a wonderful place to have nearby.
All your photos are wonderful but that last one is gorgeous!
Lucky co-workers they were!

T and S said...

WOW...who doesn't like flowers !!! This is an awesome range of flowers to choose from. Beautiful

me ann my camera said...

What an amazing place this is and how beautifully it must smell, however I would be sneezing before I was in there for very long.

Jayne said...

Oh boy... I'd be there every single week! What a lovely place to browse and shop. :c)

kjpweb said...

Woah! Lots of them! Interesting post!
Cheers, Klaus

istanbuldailyphoto said...

A Quiet city image is available. Wonderful Flowers seems to be. Greetings.

Becky and Gary said...

My goodness, if I got in that store, I'd forget to come out! What a marvelous place, and the fragrance must be so overpowering. I would be in heaven. . I simply love the pink choice. Excellant.

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos of equally gorgeous flowers. What a great market! The colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely flowers... I am not a fan of cut flowers I prefer live plants... but beautiful photos!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I'd go nuts at a place like that! Love that final photo. It could be a wedding bouquet.

Bernie Krausse said...

Flower Markets are just amazing with all of the colours, textures, and smells. It takes the Mind to many places.

antigoni said...

What beautiful flowers! Awesome!

divine said...

The flowers are so beautiful. I love seeing all this flowers.The said that Maryland is a states of Flower but I haven't seen yet because now too cold to go out.

Pretty Me!! said...

that was one lovely post !!! any one will love flowers .. i adore yellow flowers a lot :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WOW!! These are great flower pics 2sweetnsaxy, I cannot choose a favorite among them. :)